No Boundary / Yuzhao Ling Season 1 玉昭令 stars Zhang Yishang as Duan Mucui, a deity who has set up a sect in the mortal world to catch the demons and prevent them from remaining in the mortal world. Darren Chen costars as royal guard Zhan Yan and the heroine’s love interest.
Based on Weiyu’s Fantasies in Kaifeng, the drama should be available with English subs on iQ / iQiyi app.
The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.
The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.
Dream of Chang’an梦醒长安 doesn’t actually have anything to do with Handsome Siblings, but the character setup of sisters being raised by opposing sides and meeting again as enemies definitely sounds similar. Zhang Yuxi plays younger sister Cheng Ruoyu, while Xuan Lu plays older sister Qiu Yanzhi.
The Promise of Chang’an is the Tang Dynasty version of Secret History of Xiaozhuang, and stars Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi and Han Dong as the leads. The 61 episode drama has yet to secure an air date. [Extended Synopsis]
Zhao Liying has grown into such a versatile actress with a plethora of solid dramas under her belt, but she’ll always have a special place in my heart as the spritely Su Huan’er in The Lovebirds 错点鸳鸯/戏点鸳鸯. With a low-budget and almost no big names at the time, The Lovebirds is like a good web-production before they were a thing. The set is bare and the costumes are cheap, but the cast is adorable and the interactions are cute X 1000.
The two-part drama series is split into the two parts, each very loosely adapted from a separate book by Xi Juan (Wrong Carriage, Right Groom). The first half originally told of a timetraveller who accidentally becomes the newly-wed wife of a warlord of the Shi family while the second tells of a crossdressing inspector who seeks refuge under the Shi family while seeking revenge for her father.
Prison break drama Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀 airs on Tencent today. Starring Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat, and Wang Yitong, the series airs every Tuesday-Saturdays on Tencent here today (so far not region blocked) . More stills, trailer, and a weird official plot that seems to have nothing to do with the drama here.
The Promise of Chang’an 长安诺 stars Zhao Yingzi(Spy Hunter), Cheng Yi (Noble Aspirations) and Han Dong(Beauties in the Closet) in a love triangle spanning decades, and follows the heroine’s journey from the daughter of a respected tribal leader to the empress dowager of a kingdom.
Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.
In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black, Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and Merxat star in Republican-era Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀. There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.
Now officially known as Under the Power, the upcoming historical romance drama stars Ren Jialun as a broody jinyiwei (secret police officer) and Tan Songyun as an adorable constable who has a crush on him. [Extended Synopsis]